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Russian lawmaker fears provocations to disrupt Russia's chemicals initiative

September 11, 2013, 12:02 UTC+3

“I believe that the persons who are involved in the conflict want to wreck Russia’s plan," Aleksei Pushkov said

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Alexandra Mudrats

Photo ITAR-TASS/Alexandra Mudrats

MOSCOW, September 11 (Itar-Tass) - State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Aleksei Pushkov fears provocations to disrupt the implementation of Russia’s initiative on chemical weapons in Syria.

During the debates on Syria, one of the lawmakers asked if there was a danger to involve third countries in the conflict after chemical weapons were used.

“Of course, such danger exists,” Pushkov said. “Moreover, information has become available that the armed opposition in Syria seeks to deliver a strike on Israel and accuse the Syrian government of this,” the lawmaker said.

“I believe that the persons who are involved in the conflict [not only the War Party in the United States] want to wreck Russia’s plan. We know that there are such forces, which consider the military scenario the only possible one to settle the conflict. That is why we cannot rule out new provocations,” Pushkov said.

“We can expect the situation aggravate because Russia put forth the peaceful initiative, which can really help overcome the crisis,” the deputy said.

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